The Destinations with Character Travel Family of Travel Consultants

All of our travel consultants are required to study and pass the College of Disney Knowledge and its annual assessments and updates before actively working with clients. The following certifications are maintained by ALL travel consultants:

Members of the Travel Leaders Network Travel Consortium
Members of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association)
Graduates, College of Disney Knowledge
Exploring Walt Disney World Training
Exploring Disneyland Resort Training
Disney Cruise Line – A Magical Voyage Training
Discovering Disney Cruise Line Training
Discover the Enchantment of Aulani Training
Adventures by Disney Training

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Don & Tina Korta (Owners)

Disney Specific Site: Don & Tina’s Disney Site

Business Page: Destinations with Character TravelEmail: don.destwithchar@comcast.netEmail: tina.destwithchar@comcast.net

Hello There!

We are Don & Tina Korta, the Owners of Destinations with Character Travel.

After spending 28 years in the Corporate IT Field, we are living our dream of making travel available to people of all walks of life! We are life long travel and Disney fans starting with family trips as a child to Disneyland, Universal Hollywood, Silver City, Branson Missouri, Grand Canyon National Park, the Walt Disney World Resort, Clearwater Beach, the Bahamas, and dozens of other U.S. destinations.

As adults we’ve traveled to many locations including dozens of trips to Walt Disney World at the majority of Resorts including Concierge and Club Levels, Disney Vacation Club Resorts (We own 2 DVC contracts), Russia, Germany, Singapore and Cambodia. Owning our own agency is a dream come true and a way to realize our goal of making travel available to everyone, no matter what their background or budget.

Our agents work together as a team, sharing their knowledge and helping each other to make sure all of our clients get the same level of service. We take pride in the fact that we will be available for you from the first day of planning right up until the day you return home.

Remember we are, “Someone To Trust With Your Vacation Memories“, because we believe, “No One Should Be Denied A Vacation Based on Needs or Budget“. We are here to make your vacation as Magical as possible!

Additional Certifications: Senior Member – Disneyland Paris Training Program ; Disneyland Paris – 25th Anniversary at Disneyland® Paris: It’s time to sparkle! ; Disneyland Paris – Eating out at Disneyland Paris ; Disneyland Paris – Disney® Hotels: Make the magic last beyond midnight! ; Globus Tour Experts ; Globus Family – Monograms Booking Agent Specialist ; LEGOLAND Resorts – North American Specialists ; Malta Specialists ; St. Maarten Specialists ; Merlin Entertainment North American Specialists ; Princess Cruise Lines – Commodore Status ; Tauck Tours Specialists ; Universal Orlando Resort Specialists

Amanda Brown
Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character with Amanda

Email: dwcwamanda@gmail.com

Bianca Cotto
Facebook Business Page: Memory Destinations

Email: memorydestinations@outlook.com

 

Erik Denny
Email: erikd@capitalone.net

Cory Elliott
Facebook Business Page: Magical Memories By Cory

Email:(coryelliott2@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Cobb Ewart

Email: amy.ewart@yahoo.com

Angel Fields

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character by Angel

Angel’s Disney Destinations Web Site

Email: disneywherethemagicbegins@gmail.com

Melissa Garrand
Business Page: Destinations with Character with Melissa

Email: garrand1487@yahoo.com

Jenna Hand
Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character by Jenna

Email: destinationswithjenn@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cassie Elizabeth Habenicht

Business Page: Cassie Habenicht, Independent Travel Agent with Destinations with Character Travel

Email: teacuptravelswithcassie@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Cassie Habenicht. I’m a castle loving, mouse ear wearing, Mickey waffle eating Louisiana girl.  I’ve had a love for everything Disney for as long as I can remember. My parents took me to the parks a few times as a child but one trip  at the age of 16  changed my future in a magical way. While visiting I asked a cast member how they got the opportunity to work at the Magic Kingdom. She told me about the Disney college program. From there, I set my mind that I would work for the mouse! In 2005 I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Walt Disney World College Program. During that internship I was able to work first hand with the guests’ everyday at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Talk about my dream come true! My husband found a love for Disney early in our relationship and we have made some amazing memories in the parks since then. Now that we have children I’m enjoying the parks through their eyes, which is really as magical as everyone says it is. As an Independent Travel Consultant with Destinations with Character I am dedicated to helping you have the vacation of your dreams. I have planned trips for families ranging from 2-19 guests. One of my favorite things to do is find unique and exciting experiences for each client, regardless of their budget. I’ve experienced value, moderate, and deluxe resorts and am sure I can help each client find the perfect fit for their family. I would love the opportunity to help you plan your next magical vacation! Contact me at teacuptravelswithcassie@gmail.com and let’s get started planning your dream vacation today!

Katie Holzknecht

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character by Katie

Email: destinationswithkatie@gmail.com

Terri Janko

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character by Terri

Email: travelusa918@gmail.com

Joey Kelso-McStoots

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character by Joey

Email: destinationswithjoey@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samara & Steve Loschiavo

Facebook Business Page: World Class Vacationeers

Email: samaralosciavo@gmail.com

Susan Marston

Business Page: Destinations with Character Travel by Susan

Susan’s Disney Destinations Web Site

Email: marstontravels@gmail.com

Additional Certifications: Hawaii Specialist ; Universal Orlando Resort Specialists

Tanya Martell

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character with Tanya

Email: kiamarbellatravel@gmail.com

Melissa Morrell

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character with Melissa

Email: travelwithmorrell@gmail.com

 

 

Lissa Peralta

Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character with Lissa

Email: coming soon

Jennifer Rowley
Facebook Business Page: Destinations with Character by Jenn

Jennifer’s Disney Destinations Web Site

Email: destinationswithjenn@gmail.com

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Tamara & Jeremy

Facebook Business Page: Ohana Adventures Travel

Email: pixiedustrequired@gmail.com

We are Jeremy & Tamara Smith, owners of Ohana Adventures Travel and partnered with Destinations with Character Travel.

We currently live in Port Orange, FL! We have four kids between the two of us. Because we live just an hour away from Disney, we are there about once a month even if it just to resort hop, watch fireworks, and eat the amazing food! We try to do at least one trip a year as a family and a couple times a year as a couple where we stay on property and do a multi day vacation. We believe having that time both as a family and as a couple is extremely important and that is the reason why we LOVE helping make it a reality for all people! We love helping you find what works with your budget, planning your itinerary custom to your family, and seeing all the pictures during your trip! The bonding that happens when you get away from your every day lives is so important! Tamara also grew up in Orlando, FL and is very familiar with the whole Orlando area! You can also enjoy her Disney blog at www.pixiedustrequired.com

Additional Certifications: Universal Orlando Resort Specialists

Brett & Brittney Strickler
Business Page: Park To Park Travel

Brett & Brittney’s Disney Destinations Web Site

Email: info@parktoparktravel.com

Hi,

We are Brett & Brittney, owners of Park to Park Travel; an affiliate of Destinations with Character Travel.

Through Park to Park travel and our partners, we offer concierge travel services and specialize in planning magical vacations to Disney Parks and Resorts across the globe! We have been lifelong Disney fans, stemming from watching Disney films growing up and frequent extended trips (sometimes 2 weeks or more!) to the Walt Disney World Resort as children. In our adult lives, we have spent over 7 years frequenting Disneyland Resort while living in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. We have stayed in a variety of on-site and Good Neighbor properties, so whether you’re looking to stay on-site or off, we can find the perfect hotel for your trip! With the amount of time we spent in the parks, we knows the in’s and outs of everything to do, from the best spots to watch the fireworks, to the quiet areas to sit and relax while people watching! Whether you are spending only a couple days or a couple weeks at Disney Parks and Resorts, we can plan the right trip for you and your family! We have over 10 years of experience in planning Disney vacations for friends and family. We can assist you with resort and ticket research, booking, FastPass+, Dining Reservations, Special event ticketing, and anything else you need help with to make the most of your Disney Parks and Resorts vacation!
Additional Certifications: Universal Orlando Resort Specialists

Shamira & Bob van den Akker
Facebook Business Page: vdA Dreams Travel

Shamira & Bob’s Disney Destinations Web Site

Email: shamiratravel@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Agent - Joleen Westrich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joleen Westrich

Business Page: Magical Travels with Jo

Email: joleenwestrich@gmail.com

Hi,

I’m Joleen Westrich, owner of “Magical Travels with Jo“, an affiliate of Destinations with Character Travel.

I currently live in the quaint shoreline town of Mystic, CT with my husband Wayne and two boys, William and Jordan. Before settling here We lived all over the US and in Hawaii before my husband retired from the Navy. I love to travel and am a frequent visitor of Walt Disney World and was even lucky enough to visit Disneyland in Tokyo a few times.

While living in Waikiki, on the island of Oahu for three years, I was able to experience the history and culture of the Hawaiian islands and became very familiar with all that these beautiful islands have to offer. I would love to help you plan the island vacation of your dreams!

I am a lifelong Disney fan and I enjoy helping my clients and friends to plan dream vacations and make memories that will last a lifetime. I am very familiar with the parks, resorts and restaurants at Disney World and the Disneyland resort (and also knowledgeable about the Southern California area and attractions, having lived in San Diego). From booking your vacation, to taking care of dining plans, special events, fast passes and any other details to make make your trip special, I am there every step of the way to make sure your vacation is as magical and memorable as possible.
Additional Certifications: Dolphin Discovery Program Graduate ; Greater Ft. Lauderdale Specialist ; Hawaii Destination Specialist Certification ; Jamaica Travel Specialist ; Merlin Entertainment North American Specialist ; MGM Resorts International Specialist ; Princess Cruises – Commodore Status ; Universal Orlando Resort Specialists ; Military Discounts Specialist

Agent - Angela Wimbish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Wimbish
Business Page: It’s Magical Y’all

Email: wimbish2001@outlook.com)

Hey there!

I am Angela Wimbish ,the owner of “It’s Magical, Y’All“, an affiliate of Destinations with Character Travel. I live in East Tennessee with my amazing husband, Robert; our two kiddos, Michael (17) and Lillie (11); and our two rescue dogs, Skipper and Boo. I am a northern girl by birth and a southern girl at heart! I love good manners, sweet tea, and BBQ, so I fit right in here! And I LOVE all things travel! For me, it doesn’t get any better than experiencing new places and cultures! Our family has been to Disney multiple times and we’ve sailed on the Disney Magic and Disney Dream. I have also traveled alone to the Bahamas, Central and South America, all over the U.S., and was blessed to spend a summer touring Spain. Being an independent travel professional is a dream job for me! I LOVE helping people plan magical getaways to Disney and all over the world.

As your personal travel professional, my job does not end when you pay for your vacation. In fact, that’s when it is just beginning! I am here to help you every step of the way – whether your travels take you to Orlando, Alaska, Kuala Lumpur, or places in between! I pride myself on being a good listener, so I’m ready to really hear you when you tell me about your dream vacation and would be honored to help you plan it!